Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries.
A passion for children
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What started as one man’s act of compassion for South Korean war orphans in 1952 has transformed into a worldwide ministry that is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.